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Makalu Base Camp Trek in Makalu Barun National Park, Nepal

This rewarding 22-day Makalu Base Camp trek in Makalu Barun National Park, Nepal, takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery in Nepal, and the certified guides from Travel Max Guide Adventure will be there with you every step of the way to help you conquer this mighty challenge.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration22 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


  • Hike to the base camp of the 5th-highest mountain on earth!

  • Challenge yourself on the steep pitch and high altitude

  • Visit Sherpa Villages and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Admire the scenery of mountains, forests, valleys and glaciers


This 22-day trek to Makalu Base Camp, in the Makalu Barun National Park in Nepal, truly is an epic, awesome and glorious challenge, as we tackle some of the most stunning landscape, scenery and terrain in the country at increasingly high altitudes, with the pay-off being the amazing sense of satisfaction at reaching the base camp.

The mountain of Makalu (8,463m) lies within the Himalayan Mountain Range in Nepal, and is the 5th-highest mountain the world. It is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb due to its steep pitch, which naturally attracts many mountain-climbing enthusiasts each year.

Our trip begins when we all meet in Kathmandu, where we spend a couple of days sightseeing and preparing for the trek.

Day 3 is when the trip proper begins with a flight to Tumlingtar, from where we begin trekking through the countryside.

The subsequent 9 days are devoted to reaching base camp, with the surrounding scenery of forests, valleys, hills, waterfalls and rivers proving absolutely sumptuous.

There will also be an in-built rest/acclimatization day to allow us all to adjust to and stave off the effects of high altitude.

Along the way we will be passing through and stopping at places such as Khongma Danda, Dobate, and the Barun River, with many Sherpa villages and UNSESCO World Heritage sites to explore and discover.

We reach the base camp on day 12, a might achievement that will result in a great sense of satisfaction. We spend a couple of days at the base camp taking in and admiring the unbelievable views we are exposed to of the Makalu peak and the Barun Glacier.

The following 7 days are then spent re-tracing our steps all the way back to Kathmandu, where our trip ends, having completed a true bucket-list item and seen the best that Nepal has to offer.

Test yourself and your trekking abilities with this great and rewarding challenge – book now to give it a go!


Hotel, Tea House or Lodge accommodation, depending where we are on the trip.

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Please bring with you: - Duffel Bag - Backpack - Sleeping Bag - Gloves - Pole Stick - Water bottles (3 litres capacity) - Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm - Headlamp, spare batteries - Toiletries, and a small washcloth (bandana can serve as a washcloth) - Camera - Hiking boots - Hiking socks - Sandals - Brimmed sunhat and bandana - Warm hat - Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket - Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater - One or two cotton shirts - Long pants - Fleece jacket - Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant

Meeting point

Kathmandu, Nepal




Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira (1,980m/6497ft): 50 minutes flight, 3 hours' drive

Day 4: Trek from Chichira to Num (1,560m/5119ft): Duration: 6 hours

Day 5: Trek Num to Seduwa via the Arun River (1,500m/4922 ft): Duration: 6 hours

Day 6: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): Duration: 5 hours

Day 7: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): Duration: 7 hours

Day 8: Acclimatization/Rest

Day 9: Khongma Danda to Dobate (3,650 m) via Shipton La Duration: 6 hours

Day 10: Dobate to Yangri Kharka following the Barun River upstream (3,557m/11,670 ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 11: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka: (4,410m/14,468ft) Duration: 5 hours

Day 12: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft) Duration: 6 hours

Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka Duration: 6 hours

Day 15: Yangri Kharka to Dobate (3650 m) Duration: 6 hours

Day 16: Dobate to Khongma Danda Duration: 6 hours

Day 17: Khongma Danda to Tashigaon Duration: 4 hours

Day 18: Tashigaon to Seduwa Duration: 4 hours

Day 19: Seduwa to Num Duration: 5 hours

Day 20: Num to Tumlingtar (518 m) Duration: 6 hours

Day 21: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu: 50 minutes flight. Farewell Dinner

Day 22: Final departure

About the guide

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Travel Max Guide Adventure is a tour operator based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We offer the most amazing trekking adventures, from Everest Base Camp Trek and classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek to other unique off-the-beaten-path itineraries in Nepal.

Our guides are all experienced certified climbing guides by the Nepali Government, Mountain Leaders, Tourist guides and Nature guides. We are official registered under the Department of Tourism, Nepal Government. Our guides know every village you will visit along the trek, and also the lodges and are familiar with the most remote corners of Nepal.

We will take you through beautiful trails, surrounded by the impressive view of the majestic Himalyas, lush forests and valleys, discovering the ancient culture and traditions of our beautiful country along the way. We offer unique and authentic lifetime experiences trips, together with a personalized service and high quality and safety standards.

Contact us and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Nepal!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 3423 each

Group of 2

USD 3423 each

Group of 3

USD 3423 each

Group of 4

USD 3423 each

Group of 5

USD 3423 each

Group of 6

USD 3423 each

Group of 7

USD 3423 each

Group of 8

USD 3423 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Local flights during the trips

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Personal porters

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price is per person in a group of 1-8 people. Price does not include: international air tickets, travel and rescue insurance, Nepal entry visa, personal trekking equipment, personal expenses, extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, tips.

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